I Can Do It - Beginning Teacher Assistance

2020-2021 School Year


MNEA members: $35
Non-members: $70

Fee can be paid by credit card at the time of registration or by school district purchase order. All fees are non-refundable.

Fee includes Beginning Teacher Assistance Program certificate and access to all asynchronous and synchronous virtual sessions.
Participant Comments:

"The virtual training was so interactive. Thank you!"

"I learned so many new ideas from everyone in each group. Nice to know we have a support system helping us succeed."

"Good stuff. Good discussions with other teachers. Nice to be able to collaborate with other peers in different settings."

"I enjoyed breaking out into smaller groups to share ideas with others." 

"I thought the workshop was very helpful. I plan on using many of the strategies I learned in my class immediately." 

"I liked hearing everyone else's ideas, especially because I hadn't thought of some of those things."


All teachers with a Missouri Initial Professional Certificate (IPC) must participate in a beginning teacher assistance program before upgrading their certificate. “I Can Do It” is designed for teachers in their first two years and any teacher who wants to improve their classroom management skills. Teachers with several years of experience also find these sessions helpful. Missouri NEA partners with Maryville University to offer a meaningful program that meets the beginning teacher assistance program certification requirement.

The “I Can Do It” Beginning Teacher Assistance Program will be presented virtually with an interactive format during the 2020-2021 school year.

You are required to complete all asynchronous tasks/trainings and all synchronous sessions during a one-month period to receive your Beginning Teacher Assistance Program certificate. 

Contact MNEA Teaching & Learning at (573) 644-9623 or email Laurie Bernskoetter at 
laurie.bernskoetter@mnea.org for more information.

2020-2021 Synchronous Schedule
Presented by Linda Glasgow, former Missouri Teacher of the Year

Synchronous session topics include:
Session 1: Classroom management, professional communication, certification requirements, professional responsibilities
Session 2: Student engagement and relationships, motivation, creating acceptance, polishing your techniques
Session 3: Classroom environment and professional growth plans
Session 4: Challenging behaviors and wrap up

Workshop Limit: 45 participants per session

Date & Time


Registration Deadline

November Monday Evenings
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Nov. 2, 9, 16, and 23

Oct. 27 Register Now >>
February Tuesday Evenings
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 2, 9, 16, and 23
VIRTUAL Jan. 27 Register Now >>
March Thursday Evenings
6:30-8:30 p.m.
March 4, 11, 18 and 25
Feb. 28 Register Now >>

2020-2021 Asynchronous Trainings/Tasks

You are required to complete all asynchronous trainings/tasks. The sessions may be completed in any order within the same month you are completing your synchronous sessions. 


Date & Time


1) Rights of Certificated Educators
You may choose to attend the live session on Sept. 23 or the recorded session, posted later. Either will count toward your BTAP requirements.  
Wed., Sept. 23
7-8:15 p.m.

Recorded Session: Watch Now >
2) How to make that difficult parent phone call
You may choose to attend the live session this fall or the recorded session, posted later. Either will count toward your BTAP requirements.
Mon., Oct. 26
7-8 p.m.
Recorded Session: Watch Now >>

3) Start Smart Online Survey Assessment
Topics covered include:

  • certification requirements;
  • mandatory reporting and legal rights and responsibilities;
  • clear learning goals and objectives; and 
  • self-assessment on one of the following teaching standards: 5.1, 5.2., or 5.3.
Details will be provided during your month of Synchronous Sessions.
4) Join the online NEA edCommunities group "Classroom Management NEA-TQ"
Create a free account at www.myNEA360.org. Then, search for the group named "Classroom Management" and click "Join." Post a question or comment on posts.

You can begin participating in the online discussion RIGHT NOW. No need to wait until the month of your synchronous sessions.


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